Over the past 30 years, United Latinx Fund (ULF) has become a prominent philanthropic organization in the Los Angeles area and is among a few Latinx-specific funds throughout the United States. As a fund distribution agency, ULF coordinates fundraising campaigns through workplace giving programs in partnership with Los Angeles County, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Unified School District, and Metro. Through the generosity of employee donations, ULF's community grants program has invested close to one million dollars in more than 600 community-based nonprofits and provides in-kind technical assistance to grantees.
ULF's Community Grants Program provides unrestricted funding for a one year, small-grant between $5000 and $15,000 to grassroots 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations committed to creating a Los Angeles where Latinx thrive. Funded programs must align with at least one of ULF's priority areas: Jobs and Housing. The priority areas are broadly interpreted to accommodate a diverse array of applicants, programs, and strategies working to improve job readiness, increase the number of living-wage jobs and make housing more available to Latinx throughout Los Angeles County. Also, special consideration will be given this year to applicants whose proposals not only align with ULF’s priority areas but also work to address the impacts of COVID-19 within Latinx communities.
Richard X. Corral - Interm Executive Director, United Latinx Fund
As CEO and Principal Consultant of Corral Consulting, Richard Xavier Corral, MPP brings over eighteen years of professional experience along with a lifelong commitment to advancing the business of social change among the nonprofit, for-profit, corporate, community-based, government and philanthropic organizations with whom he consults.
Mr. Corral seamlessly integrates his extensive formal studies, passion for building business know-how, and big picture problem solving to craft win-win solutions around education, health and wellness, green economies, LGBTQ equality, philanthropy, housing, and homelessness and dockless mobility. Corral Consulting’s diverse clientele benefit from a comprehensive set of skills, strategies, content expertise, and networks rarely assembled in one firm that are essential to effecting change in today's fast-paced world. What distinguishes Corral Consulting is our ability to empower clients to move from vision to action by crafting workable solutions that cut across business, community, and policy.
In January 2016, Mr. Corral became the interim Executive Director for the United Latinx Fund and along with the Corral Consulting team, has worked diligently to build the organization's capacity on several fronts including growing the board of directors and a newly established advisory board; increasing revenues from workplace giving campaigns; improving financial accountability and oversight; reestablishing the organization's presence online and growing its social media following; producing in-person and online events to promote the organization's mission; and most importantly, doubling the frequency and amount invested from grantmaking.
Most recently, the ULF team launched the Fireside CharLA virtual event series to explicitly address COVID-19's disproportionate impacts on vulnerable communities of color by featuring select leadership to discuss: the specifics of their real-time legislation, policies, and investments; how these solutions work to address the immediate COVID-19 challenges; and how these solutions address endemic inequities throughout the region, now and into the future.